Miscellaneous Information for Sassafras ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Mason County or the community of Sassafras:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Sassafras:
GNIS ID for Sassafras: 1549914
GNIS ID for Mason County: 1560254
GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 54 (West Virginia)
County Code: 053 (Mason County)
Place Code: 72076 (Sassafras)
State & County Code: 54/053 (West Virginia / Mason County)
State & Place Code: 54/72076 (West Virginia / Sassafras)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Sassafras is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Sassafras.